Saxon + Parole

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$31 to $50
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American
Saxon + Parole, conceived by the award-winning AvroKO Hospitality Group and Executive Chef Brad Farmerie, brings a global approach to traditional grill fare. Named after two prize-winning, New York-bred racehorses – the restaurant features rich design elements and modernist details. Diners can indulge in an oyster focused raw bar and signature dishes such as Portobello Mushroom Mousse with Truffles and a Whisky Jelly, Grilled Octopus with Hazelnut Romanesco and crispy capers, or a 28-day Dry-Aged NY Strip Steak with Bone-Marrow Béarnaise. The multi-award winning beverage program follows suit with creative twists on classic cocktails and was voted “Best Restaurant Bar in America."

Be sure to also check out the mescal-fueled cocktail bar Ghost Donkey next door and the seafood-focused intimate izakaya menu at The Poni Room located downstairs at Saxon + Parole

https://www.theponiroom.com/

http://www.ghostdonkey.com/

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foodie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Waitress was very pleasant. Room attractive. Food was well prepared - when it finally came. Expensive - $26 hamburger (although we choose not to have the many toppings). Major issue was that we waited an hour before our salads arrived, followed by more time till our main courses arrived. No one could explain why our food was delayed.

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TaylorS
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

All food was delicious, we had oysters, a unique benedict with the most thin sliced ham and a breakfast plate with delightful bloody marys--really enjoyed our visit

Saxon + Parole
Responded on March 27, 2020

Thanks for your review, Taylor! So happy to hear you enjoyed your brunch with us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Music is perplexingly loud.

Saxon + Parole
Responded on March 27, 2020

Hi there, I'm so sorry the music was too loud during your visit. I've notified the manager to ensure that the music is set at an appropriate level moving forward. We do hope you give us another try once we reopen!

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Andrew
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This is our fourth visit to S & P. The food and service were excellent. Gathering before theater on Saturday night, we experienced a higher noise level than previously. But, the delicious food and wine pairings more than made up for the slightly elevated enthusiasm among patrons at S& P.

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Bossie
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Unfortunately we sat next to a very noisy group and the koud music didn't help either.

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alanglazen
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our server did a great job keeping track of all kinds of shared plates. Some of what we shared was delicious. I was disappointed that the steak was a bit tough. It’s a great scene, very friendly, not my favorite but I’d give it another go.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Service was not very attentive

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We have visited before and absolutely love the food. Normally we don’t have problems with service, but this time our server was absent for the entire meal once he took our order and he also forgot two of the sides we ordered.

Saxon + Parole
Responded on February 27, 2020

Hi there, thank you so much for coming back, we're so glad you enjoy the food. I'm sorry you had a less than stellar experience with the service. This is not the hospitality we pride ourselves on and we are addressing the issue to make sure service is up to our standards. Thanks for your feedback and we do hope you'll give us another shot soon!

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vipJeannoel
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good experience. The mushroom terrine to share is a must as a starter.

Saxon + Parole
Responded on February 27, 2020

Thanks for your 5-star review, Jeannoel! Hope to see you back soon

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and service. Nice ambience. Only downside was how crowded it was with waiters constantly bumping into you.

Saxon + Parole
Responded on February 27, 2020

Hi there, so glad you had a wonderful Valentine's Day with us! It sure was a busy one, so thank you for your patience with our crowded dining room.

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RomanS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Not recommended for Valentine's day dinner. Prefixed menu sas never showed prior online, meaning if we didn't like what we saw, would not have booked the reservation. The host and the wait staff where either borderline rude or clueless to what's going on. Food portions for the prefixed were barely a tasting menu. Also, everything came out as available. Appetizers and desserts took less than 5 minutes, whereas we had to wait for over an hour to get the main course.

Saxon + Parole
Responded on February 27, 2020

Hi there, I am so sorry our Valentine's day service didn't meet your expectation. The next time we do a set menu, we will be sure to post the Prix Fixe menu on OpenTable. The manager is addressing the poor service and the chef has received your feedback on the portions and timing of the meal. We are always looking to improve. so thank you so much for your feedback.

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vipRachelG
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a really nice dinner. We had the grilled octopus and calamari appetizer, the impossible burger and the ricotta gnudi with lobster, which were all delicious, well prepared and beautifully presented. We also sampled several wonderful cocktails including the Manhattan on tap, Old Fashioned, Negroni, and Fig Sazerac. Comfortable and cozy ambiance with the horse theme. Attentive and courteous service. Will definitely be back!

Saxon + Parole
Responded on February 27, 2020

Thank you so much for your 5-star review, Rachel! We hope to see you back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good steaks. Takes a long time to get drinks served sometimes but otherwise a good experience.

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AT838
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saxon + Parole is one of my favorite brunch spots. The ambience/decor is great, the food is always exceptional (French Toast stuffed with house-made Nutella? House-made whiskey jam? DIY Bloody Mary Bar? So. Good.), and I've always had good service. Highly recommend.

Saxon + Parole
Responded on February 27, 2020

So glad you love our brunch. Thank you for your 5-star review, we hope to see you around soon for brunch (or dinner)!

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zayd22
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Salmon and quinoa entree was very good. Delicious Brussels sprouts. Sorbets (guava and blackberry) were fine but not spectacular. Good place to go once.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Sunday brunch- fabulous service, incredible food and drinks, great music. Can’t wait to go back!

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rightarmman
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food and drink, the ambience and the wait staff were all excellent. We look forward to returning.
Less kudos to the hostess.

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SBAustin2018
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food and waiter wonderful !
Very noisy and had to speak over the loud noise .
Not the best place for a business meeting .

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vipOpenTable Diner
Surrey
7 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Saxon and Parole delivered an excellent evening for myself and 7 other college friends! Wine and the Holy Cow absolutely stunned the crowd... staff was great, the digs are beautiful and the bar was lively as always.

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MattH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I've been here for dinner before with a wonderful food & dining experience, so was strongly disappointed with the brunch. The food options were limited by what was not available, plates came out in spread out timing... but the server was wonderful and attentive in the process. Love the space, but wouldn't return for brunch unfortunately.

Saxon + Parole
Responded on January 30, 2020

Hi Matt, I'm so sorry you had a less than stellar experience at brunch. Thank you for your feedback, we are working to improve our brunch service so that it meets our standards. We hope to see you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience4

The service was awful. The waiter took so long to get our order even thought we told him we were ready, had to ask for things more than once, and he would disappear for long periods of time and all his tables around us were as lost and needing him. Our water glasses were empty and no one would come around to refill, had to ask for water everyone. I won’t visit again due to the lack of service

Saxon + Parole
Responded on January 30, 2020

Thank you for choosing to celebrate New Year's eve with us! We apologize for the delays in service, NYE was definitely one of our busiest nights of the year, but that is no excuse for the lack of service. We do hope you'll give us another chance to wow you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We have always wanted to try Saxon + Parole and decided NYE was the perfect night to do so. Unfortunately, we were just completely underwhelmed by everything. We split the NY strip with truffle butter add on, the fries, and the crispy brussel sprouts. Everything was just fine. Not great, just good. We also each got a cocktail to start and a drink with dinner, but each one was $16-$18, which is just totally overpriced for what they were. I wouldn't come here again. If I spend $200, I expect to be blown away, which we were not.

Service was also just ok - took a while to get the check and when they finally did run the card, they returned the check without our credit card which we spotted on the ground by the server's station. It had fallen out. Not a huge deal but after the underwhelming meal, kind of just secured our opinion that S+P is overrated.

Saxon + Parole
Responded on January 30, 2020

Hi there, I am so sorry you had a subpar experience at Saxon + Parole. Our cocktails are made with high-end spirits and fresh juices squeezed in-house, which does add to the cost. We do hope you will give us another try!

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vipTracyA
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Esme was incredible! Great food and great service!

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JessicaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was delish! The gnudi pasta dish and the sea bass are not to be missed!

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RivaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very knowledgeable server who went above and beyond the usual effort. Our dining experience was spectacular.

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JorgelinaP
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for dinner with friends our couple, friendly and cosy

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AntonioG
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Buenas tardes, la comida buena, pero mejor la atención de la chica que nos atendió, un encanto que supo llevarnos a elegir una comida muy buena y mirando por el restaurante al hacernos pedir el menú de degustación por un precio que no hubiéramos elegido a no ser por ella.
Un saludo
Siento no acordarme del nombre..... vuestra chica del Congo

Good afternoon, good food, but better the attention of the girl who attended us, a charm that knew how to take us to choose a very good meal and looking around the restaurant by asking us for the tasting menu for a price that we would not have chosen be for her.
Greetings
Sorry I don't remember the name ..... your Congo girl

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Todo muy bien

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks. The tonka old fashioned and burger were amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience4

undercooked, but they replaced it almost immediately! it is a very nice restaurant for dinner i believe , just not brunch

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vipJoey
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service could of been better. Was not to attentive as the waiter was busy with two big parties seated next to us. Shame on that. Hostess should of seated us somewhere else if this was the case

Saxon + Parole
Responded on January 10, 2020

Hi Joey, Thank you for sharing your feedback! I'm sorry the server was not attentive to your table due to the large parties. We will definitely pay closer attention to staffing and seating when there are big groups dining with us. We hope you'll give us another chance to wow you! Cheers, Kiera

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Sommgirl
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I love the food here but today it was quite slow getting from the kitchen to our table, but more distressing was the portion size. I mean, I don't expect portions like I'm in the south or the midwest, but come on! All jaws at the table were agape when the food finally arrived. Disappointing. We left hungry. I *want* to love this place and have in fact really enjoyed it in the past. But with so many other restaurants to choose from in NYC, I don't think I'll be going back to S&P. Not unless I hear they increase portion sizes so I get something for my hard-earned money.

Saxon + Parole
Responded on January 10, 2020

Hi there, Thanks for your review! I'm sorry that you were disappointed by the portion size. We pride ourselves for using fresh, high-quality ingredients in all of our dishes, which does drive up the cost. However, we will take another look at our pricing and portions to make sure guests are not leaving hungry or disappointed. Thanks again for your feedback, and we do hope you'll give us another chance to wow you. Cheers, Kiera

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JF111111111111111
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, atmosphere, and service! Can't wait to revisit.

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vipFood4add
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal (try the impossible burger!). Even better service! The only downside is that our party of 5 was seated in a booth in the bar area. The music was very loud, so conversing was difficult. Other than that, great place!

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vipMills
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, service was outstanding and has a wonderful energy to the space too!

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Matthew
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Room was very cold and the space heaters were a good idea, but there were none by my table. My friend was dairy free and ordered a burger. The bun had dairy so the burger arrived with out any bread and we then had to wait for that situation to be corrected.

Other than that the food was good and all the brunch cocktails were delicious.

Saxon + Parole
Responded on January 10, 2020

Hi Matthew, Thanks for your review! I do apologize for the cold dining room. We were having some trouble with our heating system and quickly pulled out the space heaters we had, but we will definitely be purchasing extras in case this happens again. Cheers, Kiera

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HeatherG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice neighborhood place but a bit overpriced and they had already run out of the starter we wanted with an 8:30 reservation.

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viplesleym
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was good, service was slow. Very loud

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vipAllOvrNYC
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

S&P has a really lively vibe which is fun. The hosts could not have been nicer - high, high marks for them - they were incredibly accommodating. Food was really solid - highly recommend the Impossible burger, octopus and lamb.

Service was quite slow and impersonal which let it down but everything else was good enough I would give it another chance.

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